Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by InterestingLurker, Nov 10, 2012.
You did before I could.
I would think that based on times frames for the story, it will most likely be the first and last film with OT characters (except perhaps C3PO, R2, those types). Therefore, they either die in the film, or we find out they died in episode 8 (between the time frame of episodes). It depends on who you would want to give an exciting death to that happens on-screen, as far as who we actually see dying.
It would be a gold mine for the story/movie to get Ford, Hamill, and Fisher (Billy Dee too?) to be part of the new story. However, these actors just don't have the look of a main-hero in an action-oriented movie anymore (2 of them need to work on a little fitness to even be ready to be in it as their previous character, but that is another story...); they will need to develop new, younger heroes for this story and for the next 2 episodes. Episode 7 should be the movie where these characters hand off Star Wars to a new generation of younger actors/characters. Don't beat a dead horse in the last 2 episodes.
Then part of the story would be that like his father, he broke the Jedi promise of no intimate relationships. Yoda was really down on liking the hotties ("attachments lead to the dark side").
I'd be fine with all of them dying. They each need to die to serve some purpose and also need to step aside and not overshadow the new protagonists of this trilogy. Having them hover around by presence alone is like if Obi-Wan had not sacrificed himself to the Force in front of Luke in ANH as Lucas originally intended because it begged the question from the audience "Why isn't so-and-so doing such-and-such, he/she is like a Jedi Master/General/experienced/competent/powerful/influential/good shot/useful/wildcard/whatever? Why are they just sitting/standing there watching stuff and not at the very least being in charge or giving out orders."
Sure, why not?
There are always....possibilities.
One hilarious way of getting rid of the entire cast is to put them on a ship and blow them up, forcing the galaxy to move on without them.
Could you imagine if they did that in the first five minutes of the movie?
Millions of voices would cry out in terror and then suddenly silence. Then the rage would begin, followed by several people who claimed they would never walk out on a Star Wars movie stomping their way to the car so they can go home and go nuts on the internet.
PK EDIT: Inappropriate .gif.
They've got to die sometime. Unless we're talking about Zabrak Sith Lords.
I would actually be very surprised if one, if not two, DIDN'T die...
I'm fine with any of them dying - except Chewie. Chewbacca needs to survive and get to rip some arms out of sockets.
If done right, I'm fine with all OT characters dying.
Line them up and shoot the lot.
Their deaths must be suitably epic and/or serve as important catalysts for the rest of the series.
If done right, their deaths could very well up the ante for the forthcoming trilogy-- and I welcome it.